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March 1, 2009

Cover Story: Solar’s Second Coming

Construction of CSP plants is on the rise, bringing jobs and business to equipment suppliers and chemical producers alike

Gerald Ondrey

Today, a second surge is taking place in the solar industry, not only in photovoltaics (PV; CE, February 2008, pp. 17 – 20), but in large-scale power plants that make electricity with conventional steam turbines. As their name implies, these so-called CSP (concentrating solar power) plants concentrate...

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Comments (1) for Cover Story: Solar’s Second Coming
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Thank you for this article. I completely enjoyed it. Your information was relevant and quite well presented.

Perhaps you might consider a follow-up story on how the components and their materials of construction are affecting solar plant efficiency and construction costs. The chemistry and metallurgy that are being used in struts, frames, and storage devices are, in many ways, as interesting as the plants themselves.

Again, congratulations on a terrific article.

Brian Courtney, Senior PR Executive

Schubert Communications, Inc., Downingtown, Pa.
Posted by Brian Courtney on Monday, April 6, 2009 @ 03:46 PM

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